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Access and Manipulate Data in Your CloudShare SharePoint 2013 Farm from Anywhere with CSOM, REST and OData

Posted by Danny on Dec 16, 2012 7:52:20 AM

SharePoint 2010 introduced the client-side object model (CSOM) to allow developers to write applications which interact with SharePoint from client-side code. In SharePoint 2013, Microsoft steps things up a notch by allowing developers to use Representational State Transfer (REST) in conjunction with the Open Data (OData) protocol to perform Create/Read/Update/Delete (CRUD) operations against SharePoint sites and lists for nearly every API in the CSOM. Through the magic of CloudShare web access, we can leverage the CSOM along with REST and OData to interact with our SharePoint 2013 environments from literally anywhere, using any type of client! All code samples in this blog post will be run from my local workstation over 1,000 miles away from my SharePoint 2013 server running in the CloudShare datacenter!

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Topics: Dev / Test, SharePoint, CloudShare

Setting up the CloudShare SharePoint 2013 RTM Farm to Support Apps

Posted by Danny on Nov 9, 2012 4:55:44 AM

With the recent Release to Manufacturing (RTM) of SharePoint 2013, I figured it was time to see what the new app development model is all about.

Spinning up the farm

When it comes to getting a SharePoint environment spun up quickly, nobody beats CloudShare. Within days of RTM, they had a “SharePoint 2013 RTM Small Farm” environment ready to spin up.

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Topics: Dev / Test, SharePoint, CloudShare

Using Claims Authentication to Configure Multiple Authentication Providers in a CloudShare Environment

Posted by Danny on Oct 25, 2011 5:51:24 AM

CloudShare’s very own Chris Riley recently shared an environment of mine in a blog post about network orchestration. This environment leverages some exciting new capabilities in SharePoint 2010: namely Claims Authentication in a SharePoint 2010 web application and the ability to configure multiple authentication providers in a single zone.

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Topics: SharePoint, CloudShare

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